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Historical Events In 1861

Saturday, 19 January 2019

May 05   Alexandria, VA in the year 1861.  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee become 9th & 10th states to secede from US  

May 06   In the year 1861 arkansas & Tennessee becomes 9th & 10th state to secede from US  

May 06   On this day in history jefferson Davis approves a bill declaring War between US & Confederacy  

May 06   In the year 1861 radindranath Tagore, Hindu poet/mystic/composer (Nobel 1913)  

May 07   Riot occurs between prosecessionist & Union supporters in Knoxville TN on this day in history.  

May 08   Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy in the year 1861.  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis MI  

May 10   On this day in history union troops march on state militia in St Louis, MI  

May 12   In the year 1861 christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50  

May 13   On this day in history queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality  

May 14   The Canellas meteorite, an 859-gram chondrite-type meteorite, strikes the earth near Barcelona, Spain on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1861 confederate Government offers war volunteers $10 premium  

May 16   Confederate govt offers war volunteers $10 premium in the year 1861.  

May 16   On this day in history kentucky proclaims its neutrality  

May 18   Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South in the year 1861.  

May 20   In the year 1861 cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle  

May 20   In the year 1861 kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War  

May 20   North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   NC is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   North Carolina is 10th state to secede from Union on this day in history.  

May 21   In the year 1861 richmond VA is designated Confederate Capital  

May 23   On this day in history 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe VA  

May 23   On this day in history 3 fleeing slaves enter Fort Monroe Virginia  

May 23   On this day in history virginia citizens vote 3 to 1 in favor of secession  

May 24   In the year 1861 alexandria VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   In the year 1861 alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops  

May 24   Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23 in the year 1861.  

May 24   Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" in the year 1861.  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting the writ on this day in history.  

May 25   John Merryman is arrested under suspension of writ of habeas corpus it later sparks a supreme court decision protecting writ on this day in history.  

May 26   Postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with South in the year 1861.  

May 26   On this day in history postmaster General Blair announces end of postal connection with the South  

May 26   Union blockades New Orleans LA & Mobile AL on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   In the year 1861 hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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